Buy directly from the farmer. Without intermediaries.
Fresh: picked only on demand
Quantity of fruits per kilo: 6 to 9 lemons
Juice content (approx.): 35%
Oval with relatively thick peel supporting a good preservation after the harvest
Harvest period: from April until the end of July
1 box contains 6kg of organic lemons
Limited harvest: we only ship during harvest season.
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Final price: 24.32€
Final price: 24.32€
Pesticide - free
The Huerto del Almanzora is a family farm where we cultivate our organic lemons since 1998. My father Martín Bonillo, planted the trees and today, my son Antonio helps out as well. We are three generations working together in this project and we all share the same goal: cultivating lemons in in harmony with nature. That’s why we were among the first farms of the area to apply for the certificate of organic farming in the same year the trees were planted in 1998.
We cultivate without without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. The pest control is done using preventative methods and natural products, adhering to the regulations of organic farming. We mainly use sheep manure to fertilize the fields coming from a sheep farm nearby.
The farm consists of 500 lemon trees of the Verna variety. As rootstock we used a bitter orange tree and as intermediate scion a sweet orange variety. In doing so, the tree becomes more resistant and we prevent a crinoline-shaped deformation of the rootstock, which can occur when a bitter orange and a lemon tree are grafted incorrectly. This also improves the flow of the plant sap of the trees, prevents gummosis (disease among deciduous trees) among as well as the fast aging of the tree. The intermediate grafting further leads to a higher yield and an improved nutrition of the fruits, which therefore are of a higher quality having also a more even peel.
Huerta del Almanzora
The farm is located in Arboleas, a village of the Almería region in the valley Valle del Almanzora. This is mainly an agricultural region where, above all, lemons and oranges are cultivated. At the moment, agriculture and tourism are the two most important economic sectors. This area has been chosen by a lot of people from Northern and Central Europe as secondary residence due to the favorable climatic conditions.
The area, where the farm is situated, is also known as Pago de la Cinta. The water from a natural spring was canalized and is now used to irrigate the fields by gravity. When there is no irrigation needed, the water is collected to balance water shortage in times of drought. The fields in this region are relatively small and people have been using this old irrigation system to prevent energy waste. Moreover, in order to avoid wasting even a single drop of the spring water, crops, such as beans, are planted in between the lemon trees to foster a natural plant cover.
Finally, the valley Valle del Almanzora presents the ideal climatic conditions for the cultivation of the Verna lemon. There is neither frost in winter, nor are there strong breezes due to the very warm and sunny climate.